Volunteers are sought for placements teaching English in elementary and secondary schools and in an English language centre. The location is the town of Causeni, 80km from Chisinau, the capital. Most of the schools were constructed in the Soviet era and are functional, but basic. Facilities are limited, often amounting to just a chalkboard, although increasingly schools have computers and video playing facilities.
Most secondary pupils will have commenced learning English at about ten years old. The role of the volunteer is mainly to teach conversational English. Volunteers receive some help from the local teachers regarding lesson preparation and content. Moldovan students have rarely had the opportunity to travel and are avid to learn about life in the volunteer’s home country, making the newcomer a popular addition to the teaching team.
There are typically twenty to thirty students in a class. Volunteers usually have some say in what age group they teach, but should maintain a flexible outlook. While volunteers mainly deliver language lessons, opportunities can arise to help in other classes such as sports and music.
What to Expect?
Love Volunteers offers not-for-profit program fees and is one of the most affordable ways to help out in a developing country while being immersed in the local culture.
Fees for volunteer programs in Moldova include accommodation, three meals a day, an airport pick-up and drop-off (if required), orientation and 24/7 in-country support. The final price can fluctuate slightly depending on the exchange rate.
- Program ID: # 2194
- duration: 1 to 2 Weeks2 Weeks to 1 Month1 to 3 MonthsMore than 3 Months
- location: MoldovaMoldova47° 4' 12.4392" N, 28° 49' 41.25" EMD
- Fitness level: Light ImpactModerately FitVery Fit
- Closest Airport: Chisinau (KIV)
- Costs From: $500 to $1000$1000 to $1500$1500 to $3000
- Program Type: Teach Overseas
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